Sunken Garden Ideas For Every Outdoor Space and Budget

sunken garden patio at night
(Image credit: Architect: Patalab Architects Photographer: Julian Abrams.)

If sunken garden ideas tend to conjure up images of grand country houses for you, then it might be time to think again. Sunken gardens can actually be designed to fit in with all kinds of garden sizes and shapes, as well as budgets. 

While it is true that, when it comes to garden landscaping ideas, there is most definitely some planning required to create a sunken area within your garden, with a little forethought and careful consideration of what you want from the new space, there is no reason why this needs to be a complicated project. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.